The boom of interest in environmental DNA (eDNA) as a means for detecting and
monitoring aquatic and riparian systems for invasive species began with a 2009 paper on
American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) in France. Since then, the body of work in
aquatic eDNA studies has continued to grow very rapidly (more than 200 published
papers in 2017 alone). Listen in to learn the current state of eDNA and its use in invasive
species surveys. Also learn about work being executed by the Environmental Laboratory's
Center for eDNA Application and Research (CeDAR).